Weng Meiling is not nervous about buying a house in Hong Kong in 1997

[Interview with Aarong]
Weng Meiling says, "I'm always saying, I've seen a lot of things." She also says, "Just be ordinary, you'll soon be done with your life, so why think so much about it."

Sometimes she says that she is really old-fashioned, as if she has suffered many blows and setbacks. But when it comes down to it, she'll say, "I've been doing everything well since I was a kid."

I said, "You've had more success than anyone else in buying a flat, and you're still complaining about that".

She laughed and asked, "How did it go so well?"

"When you wanted to buy a flat, you just happened to know Cheung Chung, and when you became his 'daughter', he just happened to be selling his flat because he wanted to move to another place. So you didn't have to go through all the trouble of finding a cheap flat." She agreed.

I asked her why she had such confidence in Hong Kong.

She said, "It is not a question of confidence, I still have to pay a few thousand dollars a month to rent a flat. Why don't we just pay a few thousand dollars a month and buy it? I can finally have a house of my own. If I don't get rich in a few decades, I will still have a house. And with a house, I have a goal to earn money to pay off my debts for the next ten years. Having my own house reminds me that I have something that belongs to me in Hong Kong," she says cheerfully.

She has lived in Hong Kong for eight years, and is a British passport holder.

She said, "I don't think  I'll live there if my husband lives there."

What does she think about the signing of the agreement?

She said, "Because I already have a foreign Passport, I am not too worried about 1997. I've never been too concerned about the 1997 issue. I haven't read the agreement in detail, but I don't think there will be any major changes in Hong Kong. If there is a change, it will be many years from now. Our children and grandchildren will have their own plans by then.  I think the most important thing is to be able to satisfy our own needs in the next few decades. Hong Kong is a stepping stone for many places, and it seems possible for Hong Kong people to rule Hong Kong.  It seems possible for Hong Kong to be ruled by Hong Kong people because Hong Kong has been ruled by outsiders for decades. It is like a housekeeper who has never had any money and is suddenly given a lot of money. If he is suddenly given a lot of money, he will not know what to do with it."

 

source: http://www.barbarayung.net/ (Ming Pao Weekly NO.829 p14)

翁美玲不緊張九七 香港買屋置產

【訪談亞翁內文】
翁美玲老是喜歡說:「我很多東西都看化了」
又說:「做人普普通通就行啦,很快就過完一世的,何必想這麼多。」

有時真是說老氣橫秋,好像她遇過很多打擊和挫折似的,
認真談起來,她又會講回來:「我從小到現在做什麼事都算是很順利的了。」

我說:「你連買樓都順利過人,還要怨這怨那」

她笑起來反問:「怎麼順利法?」

「你想買樓的時候就剛好那麼巧認識張沖,做了他『契女』他又剛好那麼巧因為要移居而賣樓,
 所以你完全不必費心去找就買到便宜的樓,這還不順利嗎?」她聽了很同意。

翁美玲買的樓分十年付款,她是在一九九七明朗化之前買的,我問她怎麼對香港這麼有信心?
她說:「不是有沒有信心的問題,我租房子每月還不是要付款幾千元!不如索性每月付幾千元買了它,
    總算有一間屬於自己的屋子。賺錢是用來花的嘛,幾十年後如果萬一我不發達,那我還算擁有
    一間屋子。而且,有了屋子,變成有個目標要賺錢來還這十年的債。」

她開心地說:「有自己的屋子,令我想到在香港我也有一樣東西是屬於我的。」

翁美玲從英國來香港,已經在港住了八年,她持的是英國護照,我問她以後回不回英國?
她說:「沒想過,到時老公住那裡,我就住那裡。」

 
.翁美玲:不緊張九七

翁美玲從英國回來香港發展,早已經是外國公民了,她對草簽協議有什麼看法呢?

她說:「正因為我已經有了外國的Passport,
    所以一向都不大緊張九七問題。」

「這個協議我還沒有詳細看過,但我想香港是不
 會有大變動,若要變動也會在很多年之後,到
 時候我們的子子孫孫又會有他們的打算,我覺
 得最要緊是在這幾十年能够滿足自己要求便可
 以了。」

「香港是許多地方的踏腳石,港人治港似乎是可
 以的,因為這幾十年來,香港一直受外人統
 治,即如一個管家,一向是沒錢的,突然給他
 很多錢,他也會不知道如何處理。」

 

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